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May 3, 2010


Newport Rebels

1960: Jazz At The Dawn Of A Decade

1960 was the first year of one of the most tumultuous decades in American history. The change that was beginning to come about was reflected in jazz as well.

February 22, 2010


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Thelonious Monk: From Myth To Man (Part 2)

In the late 1950s Thelonious Monk’s star finally began to rise. But even as the pianist hit artistic and commercial peaks, other problems began to set in.

February 1, 2010


Kurt Elling

Dedicated: An Interview With Grammy Winner Kurt Elling

Kurt Elling won his first Grammy Sunday night, for his John Coltrane tribute CD "Dedicated To You."

December 21, 2009


Swingin' Nutcracker

Hep To The Holidays

Night Lights' annual holiday tribute celebrates the season with plenty of cool-Yule jazz from Chet Baker, Bob Brookmeyer, John Coltrane, Shorty Rogers and more.

October 19, 2009


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Before Rock, There Was Jazz: Tom Wilson And Transition Records

Tom Wilson, who produced some of the 1960s' most monumental rock records, started out in the 1950s by recording jazz artists such as Sun Ra on his own label.

October 9, 2009


Hank Williams Songbook, A New Thelonious Monk Biography, And More

Hank Williams goes pop 'n jazz, Robin D.G. Kelley's new Monk biography is out, and more in the weekly round-up.

September 23, 2009



A Birth Supreme: John Coltrane

Past and present tributes to the saxophonist, including reflections on the Coltrane church and a heads-up on a Trane-set bargain.

September 21, 2009


Four for Trane

The John Coltrane Songbook

John Coltrane revolutionized the sound of modern jazz and wrote a number of compositions that have become jazz standards.

August 31, 2009



Impulse: The Vocal Sides

Impulse Records gained renown in the 1960s for its progressive-vanguard releases, but it also released some jazz-vocal LPs by singers such as Johnny Hartman.

July 13, 2009


John Gennari Blowin' Hot and Cool

A Few Words About Jazz: John Gennari’s Blowin’ Hot and Cool

Jazz criticism first emerged in the 1930s and has played a role not only in how the music's been heard, but sometimes in the way it's been made.

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